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There Are No Perfect Nuclear Deals <p style='font size:14px'>By Sam Nunn & Richard Lugar</p>

There Are No Perfect Nuclear Deals

By Sam Nunn & Richard Lugar

During the Cold War both Republican and Democratic presidents accepted less-than-perfect arms pacts with the Soviets. We need to do the same with Iran. – More

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The Iran deal: An epochal moment that Congress shouldn’t squander <p style='font size:14px'>By Brent Scowcroft </p>

The Iran deal: An epochal moment that Congress shouldn’t squander

By Brent Scowcroft

Congress again faces a momentous decision regarding U.S. policy toward the Middle East. The forthcoming vote on the nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) will show the world whether...

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Three Reagan myths

Three Reagan myths

Thursday was Ronald Reagan’s 103rd birthday. When it comes to the Gipper, there are still a few common misconceptions out there, according to James Graham Wilson, a State Department historian and author of a new book on Reagan and the end...

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Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

In Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Paul Lettow explores the depth and sophistication of President Ronald Reagan’s commitment to ridding humankind permanently of the threat of nuclear war. Lettow’s narrative spans...

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Take Action U.S. Senate Ratification of the Comprehensive Test BanTreaty (CTBT)   CTBT Background The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is a worldwide ban on all nuclear test explosions, including underground testing. To monitor compliance,...

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Sen. Mikulski’s Support Ensures Iran Deal Will Withstand GOP Challenge

Sen. Mikulski’s Support Ensures Iran Deal Will Withstand GOP Challenge

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced Wednesday that she will support the Iran nuclear agreement, giving the White House the final vote needed...

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History’s Real Lessons On The Iran Deal

History’s Real Lessons On The Iran Deal

Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal see many virtues and no significant risks in congressional disapproval of the agreement. And they often advance...

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There Are No Perfect Nuclear Deals <p style='font size:14px'>By Sam Nunn & Richard Lugar</p>

There Are No Perfect Nuclear Deals

By Sam Nunn & Richard Lugar

During the Cold War both Republican and Democratic presidents accepted less-than-perfect arms pacts with the Soviets. We need to do the same...

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A REAGAN VISION OP-ED

A review of Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War

By Nathan Pyles, Editor of the TheReaganVision.org

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Ken Adelman’s, Reagan at Reykjavik, adds to the growing body of literature covering the hastily arranged 1986 U.S. and Soviet Union summit held in Reykjavik, Iceland. No superpower summit since the 1945 Yalta Conference has retained as much interest as Reykjavik, and justifiably so.

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10 Reasons Why a Nuclear Weapons-Free World is Now Possible

Reason 1: Introduction

This ten part series, Our Nuclear-Free Opportunity, will explore the top 10 reasons why a world free of nuclear weapons is not only achievable ...

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Reason 2: Interdependence of Global Economies and Financial Systems

Several years ago I was in Shanghai during China’s National Day. Most of the central city was closed to traffic because of expectations ...

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Reason 3: Free Global Communications and Social Networking

Free instant global communication is more than just a convenience or a cost savings. It is a sledgehammer to our cultural and national ...

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Reason 4: Man's moral evolution-two steps forward, one step back

In the introduction to her most recent book, Moral Clarity, Susan Neiman paraphrases Immanuel Kant – “Truth tells us how the world is; Morality ...

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Reason 5: Poor ROI from Nuclear Weapons Spending

The world is not, never has been, and never will be - in a static state. The North Korea Memorial Day nuclear explosion ...

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Reason 6: The Fallacy of Deterrence in a Proliferated World

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer understands the limitations of a nuclear deterrence policy in a highly proliferated world. In a 2002 Weekly Standard article ...

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Reason 7: Building off of Past Arms Control Successes

There is no shortage of skeptics who question if nuclear weapons can ever be fully eliminated. Since nuclear weapon technology has already been ...

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Reason 8: Thank You Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev

President Barack Obama’s April speech in Prague where he proposed eliminating nuclear weapons would not have been possible was it not for the leadership ...

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Reason 9: Simultaneous Alignment of All the Stakeholders

It is said that timing is everything. Throughout the tense days of the Reykjavik Summit in October of 1986 if President Reagan’s and Secretary General ...

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